Vote-By-Mail Turns Top 2.1-Million
(Tallahassee, FL) -- Mail-in voting is proving to be very popular ahead of today’s primary election. Figures released by the state elections office show more than two-point-one-million vote-by-mail ballots were received as of yesterday morning. That compares to about one-point-four-million in 2018 and one-point-three-million in 2016. Only about 555-thousand Floridians cast ballots at early voting centers over the past two weeks.
Suspended Sheriff Up For Re-Election In Clay County
(Green Cove Springs, FL) -- Clay County may have one of the most interesting races on the ballot today. Suspended Sheriff Darryl Daniels is up for reelection while he's facing criminal charges. Daniels has claimed the charges are politically motivated. JU political analyst Dr. Matthew Corrigan tells First Coast News Daniels wouldn't be the first candidate to win with this type of cloud over him.
Tampa Doctor Sees Lighter Flu Season
(Tampa, FL) -- A Tampa doctor has reason to believe the flu season may not be so bad this year. Dr. Paul Nanda is chief medical officer at Tampa General Hospital Urgent Care. He says safety measures we have taken during the pandemic, like wearing masks and washing our hands, could prevent the flu from spreading. He still advises getting a flu shot, though, and he tells 8 On Your Side the flu shot may be more important this year than ever.
Florida-Georgia Football Game Set For November
(Jacksonville, FL) -- The pandemic won't stop what the mayor calls a proud Jacksonville tradition. The SEC announced yesterday the Florida-Georgia college football game will take place November 7th at TIAA Bank Field. The game was originally set for October 31st. Jacksonville has hosted the game since 1933, and Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted he's proud to see it continue in 2020.
Boy Finds Missing Lego In Nose After Two Years
(New Zealand) -- A seven-year-old boy had a small Lego piece stuck up his nose two years ago. Doctors couldn't find it at the time and figured he'd pass it on his own. But, that never happened. The New Zealand boy wasn't in pain and the family all but forgot about it. That is, until he took a big whiff of a cupcake over the weekend. He blew his nose and out came the Lego. The boy told his mom,”You were telling me it wasn't there, but it was there!"
TODAY IN HISTORY:
1965, Operation Starlite kicked off the first major U.S. ground operation of the Vietnam War.
1956, Elvis Presley's double-sided hit "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" hit the number one spot on the pop music charts. It stayed in that position for eleven weeks.
1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born on American soil.